Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hunt Country sharing sales with Catskill Mountainkeeper

A Finger Lakes winery plans to give 10% of all holiday sales of its Wine Provisions portfolio to the environmental non-profit organization Catskill Mountainkeeper.

Hunt Country Vineyards, whose ownership has long been involved in sustainable practices and environmental issues such as fracking, designated Wine Provisions as three special collections it has put together – Dry, Sweet, or Winemaker's Choice.

“You can’t make great wines without clean air, clean water, and healthy soil,” says Suzanne Hunt, president of HuntGreen LLC and daughter of winery founders Art and Joyce Hunt. “We can do our part on our farm, but we also need the help of partners. Giving 10% of Wine Provision sales is a great way to support one of many partners who are helping to accelerate the transition to clean energy across the state.”  

According to its literature, over the past decade Mountainkeeper has worked to oppose such activities in New York State’s wild areas and open spaces as hydrofracking, unsustainable development projects, and actions it deems harmful to fossil fuel infrastructure. It also has worked to help build ecotourism, supported farmers, and stood beside local businesses and communities to build a stronger sustainable economic future.

“The Hunt family – who were great Mountainkeeper partners in the fight to secure New York State’s fracking ban – is setting a powerful example of how to keep carbon out of the atmosphere and positively impact the local community and economy,” says Wes Gillingham, Mountainkeeper's co- founder and program director.

Hunt Country Vineyards is located at 4021 Italy Hill Road in Branchport, Yates County, on Seneca Lake. Phone: 800-946-3289.

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